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Jennifer Vickerman

Gift Planner

Minnesota has been my home for almost 30 years. I’m personally committed to doing my part in creating a more just and equitable Minnesota for all who call this beautiful state home.

Jennifer Vickerman, Gift Planner, works to advance the Foundation’s mission by collaborating with professional advisors and donors to achieve philanthropic goals that address some of the biggest challenges that Minnesota communities face.

Jennifer feels that working at the Foundation, with its focus on inspiring generosity, advocating for equity, and investing in community-led solutions, is a fantastic way for her to live out this commitment in her profession. Her favorite part of her job is connecting with community members who are generous and care about being part of community-led solutions.

She previously worked as a financial advisor and in new business development for Thrivent Financial, as a gift planner for Gustavus Adolphus College, and as the Director of Development & Philanthropy for Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s degree with majors in Music Performance and Theatre from Gustavus Adolphus College. She has also received a Fundraising Certificate from the University of St. Thomas and the Certified Fundraising Executive accredited designation from CFRE International.

Outside of work, Jennifer is passionate about singing and feels it is her calling to share the gift she has been given. She is in her 26th season as a member of the VocalEssence Chorus, where she serves as the soprano section leader under the direction of Philip Brunelle and G. Phillip Shoultz, III. She is a member of the VocalEssence Development Committee and an extended family member of Project Diva International. Her favorite hobby is reading as many books as possible. She is a long-time resident of South Minneapolis and enjoys walks to Minnehaha Falls as well as frequenting locally-owned restaurants and businesses. She cherishes spending time with her partner, Tom, their orange tabby cat, Marsha, their family, and their friends who are their chosen family.


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